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Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:58:38 PM »


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Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas complete series coming in 2015. Japanese with English subs

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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 01:12:49 AM »
... Well, that was unexpected.

I hope this leads to Discotek doing Omega or the rest of the original.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 03:19:45 AM »
Sweeeeeeet!

I'm soooo buying them :D


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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2014, 07:22:43 PM »
Maybe this'll convince Akita Shoten to open the manga up for licensing.  Apparently, Vertical has tried to get the licenses to publish this and and other Akita Shoten manga in English, but Akita Shoten has refused to do business with US companies.

Also, does anyone else think Athena looks a bit evil on this image?

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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 04:40:31 AM »
What's the point of licensing an incomplete series? Am I the only one that thinks is a waste of money?...I mean for the company.

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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 04:44:12 PM »
I'm sure fujoshi will buy it.  Who knows?  They may have gotten it as part of a licensing deal TMS; I just checked their recent announcements, and Magic Knight Rayearth was also produced my TMS.  Plus, they've been releasing Lupin III stuff here for a while, and TMS is also responsible for those.

Also, maybe their StS movie DVDs sold well enough for them to consider getting more Seiya?  Apparently, licensing the Seiya TV series was a bit tricky since that was a huge hit worldwide, so that's why they never released that.  Maybe Toei thought Cinedigm was a better fit?

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 10:33:39 PM »
Also, maybe their StS movie DVDs sold well enough for them to consider getting more Seiya?  Apparently, licensing the Seiya TV series was a bit tricky since that was a huge hit worldwide, so that's why they never released that.  Maybe Toei thought Cinedigm was a better fit?

That explains a few things, if true. I would love to see the entire TV series released in English. Maybe FUNimation or Viz could do it? Both have down Toei stuff before.

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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 05:12:22 PM »


Quote from: [b]Discotek[/b]
Coming in November the complete DVD collection of Saint Seiya the Lost Canvas

Date's not final yet but it's coming.

EDIT: Apparently they will be keeping a close eye on sales for this.

https://twitter.com/LandofObscusion/status/637052537569439745
https://twitter.com/LandofObscusion/status/637052823147048960

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Case in point, Selby [of Discotek] told me that if this bombs, they won't likely ever do another Kurumada anime, Seiya or other.

Yeah, the Saint Seiya movies kind of bombed for Discotek, as I was told at Otakon. Essentially kills my hopes for other stuff.

Wonder how much of that had to do with Cinedigm's botched release for the series?
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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 07:32:50 PM »
If this has a chance of getting us Asgard in decent English at long last, then I might just buy this.

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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 07:52:58 PM »
Wonder how much of that had to do with Cinedigm's botched release for the series?

What do you mean? I don't think Cinedigm's release has anything to do with the sales of Discotek's release of the movies. If anything, it's probably the other way around, since Discotek's release came first. And even then, Cinedigm put their whole set with corrected subs on Amazon Video, Hulu, and Crunchyroll, so anything they lost has likely been re-earned/saved/whatever.

It's a shame that the movies didn't do so well for Discotek. This LC set and Soldiers' Soul will help convince the higher-ups that this series is worth a damn.

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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 09:18:43 PM »
I know I'll be buying this.

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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 03:48:37 AM »
I am sooo buying this :D
Screw Soul of Gold or Asgard, give me more animated LC! :D


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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2015, 10:25:12 AM »
Sweet!
Something to keep me distracted from the Master's writing :3


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Re: Discotek licenses Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2015, 08:51:11 PM »
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas is available for pre-order on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Saint-Seiya-Lost-Canvas-Complete/dp/B016DHJ856